Tottenham v Manchester Utd Sun 16:10
Arguably this weekend’s most enticing encounter, Manchester United’s chase for the Premier League title could be decided on Sunday when they travel to White Hart Lane as odds against favourites with Ladbrokes, where they’ll face Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham Hotspur.
The Red Devils currently sit just two points off of league leaders and bitter local rivals Manchester City but should they fail to beat Spurs this weekend, it would make their task of toppling Roberto Mancini’s men all the more difficult.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have the best form in the English top flight heading into the fixture with five wins and one draw in their last six outings.
Spurs have seen somewhat different luck of late and with two wins, two draws and two losses in their last six league matches, Ferguson will feel his side are capable of registering an away victory this weekend.
Tottenham are looking to recover from last weekend’s 5-2 drubbing against Arsenal last weekend where they showed that for all their attacking flair, questions can still be asked of their defence.
This game promises to provide viewers with a bounty of goals as the league second best attacking team away from home (United) will clash with its fourth best attacking team when on home soil (Spurs).
If statistics are anything to go by, Tottenham could be in for a rough time on Sunday, with the North London outfit failing to beat United since 1996.
That being said, Spurs did manage to snatch a point off the current Premier League champions last season in this very fixture and if their progress is a sign of things to come, then Redknapp’s team could very well break their 16-year rout this weekend.
Manchester United could welcome back a handful of faces this Sunday with Anders Lindegaard and Anderson tipped to return from injury while it’s unknown whether or not Chris Smalling will return from the clash of heads he suffered during the midweek internationals.
Tottenham are also set to welcome defensive trio William Gallas, Ledley King and Kyle Walker back into the fray, while it’s unknown whether or not Gareth Bale will feature, having picked up a tear in his hamstring during the week.
Rafael van der Vaart will also make his comeback for Spurs after a small ankle injury but one man who will miss the clash is Scott Parker who picked up two yellow cards against Arsenal.